‘Animals’

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The Fastest Fish

August 29, 2015 4:00 pm

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What’s 10 feet long, 200 pounds, “talks” by changing color, and can swim as fast as some cars drive? Read on to find out – and do the math behind the fastest fish!

Everything but a Purple Platypus

August 14, 2015 4:00 pm

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What do a bluejay, yellow jacket, and red-tailed hawk have in common? Read on to find out – and do the math in colorful animals!

Party for a Panda

August 8, 2015 4:00 pm

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Everybody likes to celebrate birthdays, so why not let animals join in on the fun? And Jia Jia the panda has a good excuse to party. As the oldest panda living in captivity, she’s had a lot of years to learn how to celebrate! Read on to see what birthday this world-record holder celebrated – and do the math on panda years.

The Right Day to Wiggle Your Toes

August 6, 2015 4:00 pm

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Our toes are usually stuffed inside socks and shoes. But today’s their big chance to break out and move about – it’s National Wiggle Your Toes Day! Read on to do the math on your wiggly little piggies, and give them a chance to do the counting for once.

Animal Airport

July 27, 2015 4:00 pm

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When people fly into the U.S. with their pets, the animals have to stay at the airport for a few days to make sure they’re healthy. And now one airport has begun building a place where the pets can stay in style! Read on to find out about all the special treats these pets get, and do the flying, furry-friend math.

Too Big for Dinner

July 18, 2015 4:00 pm

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It’s not unusual to find lobsters in the sea. So why did it make the news when a fisherman caught this one in the Gulf of Maine? Read on to find out – and discover the monster lobster math!

Wrong Ride for a Raccoon

June 26, 2015 4:00 pm

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Raccoons and alligators don’t seem like they’d normally be friends. So why is this raccoon perched on top of this gator? Read on to find out – and do the math!

A Mouthful of Kids

June 21, 2015 4:00 pm

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Why is the gafftopsail one cool cat(fish) of a dad? Read on to find out – and see how the numbers in being a dad really add up!

A Buddy for Sunfish

June 19, 2015 4:00 pm

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What’s the opposite of a sunfish and does it really exist? Read on to find out, and do the underwater math on these odd fish!

A Champion Cheetah

June 6, 2015 4:00 pm

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Think jumping over hurdles is a piece of cake? You’d be surprised by all the on-the-spot math the brain does to get you over that log without landing on your face. Read on to see how a cheetah robot built at MIT does the math to jump over higher and higher hurdles!